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Profiles of people associated with EPSRC including Fellows, Council members and EPSRC staff. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.

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Jenny Cooper specialises in energy research and development management with particular focus on energy networks. She has over twenty five years' experience in innovation within the energy industry, with an initial focus on the electricity industry, developing into gas, short and long term strategic planning, environmental issues, new technology and increasingly all aspects of energy technology.

Professor Cooper holds the Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, with a track record in translation of medical devices both through collaboration, spin-out, advisory positions and industrial collaboration. He has extensive experience of working in the delivery of medical diagnostics in low resource communities, particularly with partners in Southern and Eastern Africa.

He was a panel member on RAE2008 (Electrical Engineering), REF2014 (General Engineering) and currently serves on REF 2021 (Engineering). He also sits on the International Advisory Board Chinese Academy of Sciences Innovation Cooperation Centre and is a Visiting Professor, University of Oxford and OSCAR, Suzhou, China and at The School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India. He is an Emeritus Vice Principal, having previously been VP (PVC) in Knowledge Exchange & Innovation (2014-2019). He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University, where she is also Chair of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and co-Director of ImaginationLancaster.

With a background in pharmacology Karen has always had an interest in healthcare and in 2008 was appointed to a lectureship at Loughborough University within the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Over the past 25+ years at Pfizer I have been fortunate to have worked on a wide range of drug products (e.g Tikosyn, Vfend, Sutent, Macugen, Celzentry, Toviaz, Bosulif, Vizimpro, Lorviqua, Talzenna) and drug delivery technologies (Vfend IV, Caduet, and Viagra ODT) including IR and MR tablets and capsules, parenteral, oral liquid products, inhalation and paediatric dosage forms. 

Joanna is the Deputy Director for Strategic Business Development at the EPSRC with a focus on new and emerging programs and projects. She is also advisor to the Executive Chair and works with many external bodies to drive forward the interests of the Engineering and Physical Sciences research community.

Andy Crabtree is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, though a sociologist by background and training. His work has played a formative role in developing the qualitative social science approach ‘ethnography’ to support IT research and systems design. He was the first ethnographer to be awarded a Senior (Established Career) Fellowship by the EPSRC, which focused on privacy and accountability in the Internet of Things.

He is co-investigator with the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trusted Autonomous Systems Governance node, member of the ESRC and EPSRC peer review colleges, and the Strategic Priorities Fund evaluation advisory group.

Professor Jason Crain received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the University of Edinburgh where he later held the Chair of Applied Physics. He concurrently held senior management and executive positions (Head of Physical Sciences and Executive Director of Research) at the UK's National Physical Laboratory from 2007-2016.

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A graduate of Bath and Lancaster Universities, Trevor has a PhD in compound semiconductors. He is a Fellow and a council member of the Institute of Physics.

Based at Heriot-Watt University, Dr Gerard Cummins holds his bachelor degree from University College Cork, Ireland and his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, where he was the recipient of the Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship. 

Professor Paul Dalby co-Directs the EPSRC Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, which works with over 35 industry partners to tackle the manufacturing and formulation challenges of biological medicines including engineered antibodies, gene therapies and cell therapies.

Richard Dale is Executive Director of Finance at Newcastle University, a post he has held since 2008.

Katie is Deputy Director for Partnerships at EPSRC.  Her main responsibilities are to provide strategic leadership for our partnerships with universities, regional engagement and international policies.

Rob joined the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime operations at Liverpool John Moores University in early 2012 and teaches engineering design, design for manufacture and innovation development among other subjects.

Professor Darzi is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. He also holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, and the Institute of Cancer Research and is Executive Chair of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS trust.

Jonathan Dawes is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath. His research interests are in applied dynamical systems and mathematical modelling. In 2015 he established Bath's Institute for Mathematical Innovation which he directed until 2020.

Dr de Sousa has extensive experience in people, project and scientific leadership within the global pharmaceutical industry. He has delivered across all stages of pharmaceutical R&D including pre-clinical research, clinical development and regulatory approval and has had leading roles in the development of many new medicines across a wide range of disease areas.

Professor Charlotte Deane is the Deputy Executive Chair of the EPSRC and joins us on secondment from the University of Oxford where she is currently Professor of Structural Bioinformatics, and was Head of the Department of Statistics. Professor Deane is the UKRI director for the COVID-19 response.

Professor Delpy is a world-renowned researcher specialising in the development of techniques for the physiological monitoring of patients and especially the imaging of neonatal brain function.

Dr Christina Demski is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University where she is part of the Understanding Risk group as well as an Associate Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).

Dr Vimal Dhokia is an Assistant Professor in Engineering Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, specialising in the interface between design and manufacture.

Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 01 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and before that Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he had been for most of his career.

After careers at Imperial College and Philips Research laboratories he was appointed to a University Lectureship and College Fellowship at the Queen’s College Oxford in 1988 and a Professorship in 1996. There he conducted research on nanoparticles, nanostructures, optoelectronics and biosensors.

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